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Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Superhero Day at the Keyes Library

Quick Robin! To the Library! Celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Challenge with Superhero Day at the Keyes Library on Tuesday, August 4 at 2:30 p.m. Children can play Pin the Symbol on Batman, a Spiderman Toss Game, and a Superhero Bean Bag Toss Game. Participants can also pose as their favorite superhero in our photo booth area and make superhero lollipops, masks, and scratch art. During the program, individuals can also use their super brain power to guess the number of candies in the jar with the closest guess winning the entire jar of candy. Children who participated in the Superhero Academy will also receive a diploma, which certifies they can assume their superhero identity. Individuals are welcome to come in costume, however, costumes are not required. Cake, snacks, and light refreshments will also be available while supplies last.

Tie Dye at the Keyes Library

Tie Dye at the Keyes Library

Bring a t-shirt, hat, or tote bag to dye at the Keyes Library on Wednesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Participants can mix dyes and colors to create a one-of-a-kind design! The library will supply all the dye and other equipment needed to dye the item. Due to the nature of this program, parental supervision is required. One child per adult at a time.

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006. 

Thomas Downey High School Class of 1985 Reunion

Thomas Downey High School Class of 1985 Reunion

     I think that Summer is the time that many of us reflect on the past and all the good times(even more so than New Years.) In 1985 I graduated from Thomas Downey High School(yes I am a Duck) and for the next 3 months I was Free. At least until college started up. I remember helping paint my friend Phil's 1985 Nash Metropolitan, flames on the hood and going along the side panels and "the Love Machine" on the drivers side rear panel.  We then proceeded to cram way to many people into it so we could cruise McHenry and be a part of Graffiti USA. I remember going to concerts at Dazzles Underground and Oakwood Lake Resort. Hanging out and having fun with the best of friends. 30 Years have past and I am still friends with all th guys who crammed into that sub compact Nash Metro. Over the years I have lost touch with some of the friends I had made at Downey, I had moved away form Modesto like so many others only returning a few years back.

Summer Reading Performers at the Keyes Library

Summer Reading Performers at the Keyes Library

Looking for fun family entertainment? Come by the Keyes Library during the month of June for two free, fun, and family-friendly performers. The first show, Xtreme Science Magic, will be held on Monday, June 8 at 3 p.m. During Xtreme Science Magic, Don O’Brien will perform amazing science experiments and magic tricks that will astound the audience. Then on Monday, June 15 at 10:30 a.m. individuals can watch Uncle Jer’s Traveling Bee Show. During this program, children will be treated to an interactive performance that discusses the history of bees, pollination, and honey production. Each child will also receive a parting gift from Uncle Jer!

Children, tweens, teens, and adults can also use these performances as an opportunity to sign-up for our annual Summer Reading Challenge where individuals can win prizes just for reading!

The Keyes Library is located at 4420 Maud Ave. For more information, please call 664-8006.